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  • Ensign, John (United States senator)

    Dean Heller: Senate to replace John Ensign, who had resigned. The following year Heller was narrowly elected to a full term in the body.

  • ensilage (agriculture)

    Silage, forage plants such as corn (maize), legumes, and grasses that have been chopped and stored in tower silos, pits, or trenches for use as animal feed. Since protein content decreases and fibre content increases as the crop matures, forage, like hay, should be harvested in early maturity. The

  • Ensis (mollusk genus)

    bivalve: Size range and diversity of structure: …efficient burrowers, the razor clams Ensis and Solen, are laterally compressed, smooth, and elongated. Surface-burrowing species may have an external shell sculpture of radial ribs and concentric lines, with projections that strengthen the shell against predators and damage.

  • Ensisheim meteorite (astronomy)

    Ensisheim meteorite, meteorite whose descent from the sky onto a wheat field in Alsace (now part of France) in 1492 is one of the earliest instances of a meteorite fall on record. Maximilian I, who was proclaimed Holy Roman emperor soon afterward, assembled his council to determine the significance

  • Enskog, David (Swedish scientist)

    gas: Thermal diffusion: …was predicted in 1911–12 by David Enskog in Sweden and independently in 1917 by Sydney Chapman in England, but the validity of their theoretical results was questioned until Chapman (who was an applied mathematician) enlisted the aid of the chemist F.W. Dootson to verify it experimentally.

  • Ensler, Eve (American playwright and activist)

    feminism: Manifestations: …honesty, humour, and horror of Eve Ensler’s play (and later book) The Vagina Monologues, an exploration of women’s feelings about sexuality that included vagina-centred topics as diverse as orgasm, birth, and rape; the righteous anger of punk rock’s riot grrrls movement; and the playfulness, seriousness, and subversion of the Guerrilla…

  • ENSO (Earth science)

    Southern Oscillation, in oceanography and climatology, a coherent interannual fluctuation of atmospheric pressure over the tropical Indo-Pacific region. The Southern Oscillation is the atmospheric component of a single large-scale coupled interaction called the El Ni?o/Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

  • ENSO (atmospheric phenomenon)

    Australia: Climate: …negative phases are related to El Ni?o episodes in the South Pacific, and most of Australia’s major droughts have been related to those episodes. Prolonged positive SOI phases (during La Ni?a) normally bring above-average rainfall and floods to eastern and northern Australia. In each case, however, the correlations are not…

  • ENSO (oceanic and climatic phenomenon)

    El Ni?o, (Spanish: “The Christ Child”) in oceanography and climatology, the anomalous appearance, every few years, of unusually warm ocean conditions along the tropical west coast of South America. This event is associated with adverse effects on fishing, agriculture, and local weather from Ecuador

  • Ensor, James Sidney, Baron (Belgian artist)

    James, Baron Ensor, Belgian painter and printmaker whose works are known for their bizarre fantasy and sardonic social commentary. Ensor was an acknowledged master by the time he was 20 years old. After a youthful infatuation with the art of Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens, he adopted the vivacious

  • Ensor, James, Baron (Belgian artist)

    James, Baron Ensor, Belgian painter and printmaker whose works are known for their bizarre fantasy and sardonic social commentary. Ensor was an acknowledged master by the time he was 20 years old. After a youthful infatuation with the art of Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens, he adopted the vivacious

  • enstatite (mineral)

    Enstatite, common silicate mineral in the pyroxene family. It is the stable form of magnesium silicate (MgSiO3, often with up to 10 percent iron) at low temperatures. See orthopyroxene. The other forms of magnesium silicate are protoenstatite, which occurs at very high temperatures, and

  • enstatite achondrite (meteorite)

    meteorite: Achondrites: …asteroidal achondrite groups are the aubrites, the howardite-eucrite-diogenite association, and the ureilites. Aubrites are also known as enstatite achondrites. Like the enstatite class of chondrites, the aubrites derive from parent bodies that formed under highly chemically reducing conditions. As a result, they contain elements in the form of less-common compounds—for…

  • enstatite chondrite (meteorite)

    chondrite: chondrites, ordinary chondrites, and enstatite chondrites.

  • Ensuhkeshdanna (Mesopotamian ruler)

    Ensuhkeshdanna, legendary ruler of the ancient Sumerian city-state of Aratta and rival of the king of Uruk (Erech),

  • Ensukushsiranna (Mesopotamian ruler)

    Ensuhkeshdanna, legendary ruler of the ancient Sumerian city-state of Aratta and rival of the king of Uruk (Erech),

  • entablature (architecture)

    Entablature, in architecture, assemblage of horizontal moldings and bands supported by and located immediately above the columns of Classical buildings or similar structural supports in non-Classical buildings. The entablature is usually divided into three main sections: the lowest band, or

  • entacapone (drug)

    Parkinson disease: Treatment: A drug known as entacapone, which slows the metabolism of levodopa, may be given with levodopa and carbidopa.

  • entail (law)

    Entail, in feudal English law, an interest in land bound up inalienably in the grantee and then forever to his direct descendants. A basic condition of entail was that if the grantee died without direct descendants the land reverted to the grantor. The concept, feudal in origin, supported a landed

  • entailment (logic)

    metalogic: Characterizations of the first-order logic: …of the relation of logical entailment or implication between a possibly infinite set X of sentences and a single sentence p that holds if and only if p is true in every model of X. In particular, p is valid if the empty set, defined as having no members, logically…

  • Entamoeba (protozoan genus)

    Entamoeba, protozoan genus of the rhizopodian order Amoebida. Most species are parasitic in the intestines of many vertebrates, including humans; E. histolytica is the cause of human amebic dysentery. The cell nucleus, which is distinctive for the genus, contains a central body, the endosome, and

  • Entamoeba gingivalis (protozoan)

    Entamoeba: gingivalis, is found around the gum margins, especially in unhealthy or pyorrheic mouths. It has not, however, been shown to cause disease.

  • Entamoeba hartmanni (protozoan)

    Entamoeba: …and the smaller, nonpathogenic form, E. hartmanni.

  • Entamoeba histolytica (protozoan)

    dysentery: …is caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. This form of dysentery, which traditionally occurs in the tropics, is usually much more chronic and insidious than the bacillary disease and is more difficult to treat because the causative organism occurs in two forms, a motile one and a cyst, each of…

  • Entamoeba paulista (protozoan)

    opalinid: …itself parasitized by another protozoan, Entamoeba paulista.

  • Entamoebida (protist)

    protozoan: Annotated classification: Entamoebida Lack flagella, centrioles, mitochondria, hydrogenosomes, and peroxisomes. Mitosis is closed. Possess reduced Golgi dictyosomes. Mastigamoebidae Possess several pseudopodia and a single anterior flagellum; some life stages lack flagella. Some taxa are multinucleate. Mitochondria absent.

  • Entandrophragma (plant genus)

    Meliaceae: >Entandrophragma, and Cedrela (especially the Spanish cedar, C. odorata) are economically important timber trees and are valued as a source of mahogany wood. The neem tree, also called the margosa tree (Azadirachta indica), is grown throughout the Old World tropics, notably in India and Southeast

  • entangling net (fishing)

    net: …on the seabed—capture fish by entangling them. Gill and trammel nets are used principally to catch herring and salmon and are the most common drift nets. In commercial fishing, a long fleet of drift nets, often several miles in length, is suspended vertically with a line of corks or other…

  • Entartete Kunst

    Degenerate art, term used by the Nazi Party in Germany to describe art that did not support the ideals of Nazism. It was also the title of a propagandistically designed Nazi exhibition of modern art held in Munich in 1937. With Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, the systematic suppression of

  • Entartete Kunst (art exhibition, Nazi Germany)

    degenerate art: …of these exhibits was “Entartete Kunst,” which opened in Munich in July 1937 and was advertised as “culture documents of the decadent work of Bolsheviks and Jews.” The works on exhibit included only a small segment of the almost 16,000 works of modern art confiscated from German museums on…

  • entasis (architecture)

    Entasis, in architecture, the convex curve given to a column, spire, or similar upright member, in an attempt to correct the optical illusion of hollowness or weakness that would arise from normal tapering. Entasis is almost universal in Classical columns. Exaggerated in Greek archaic Doric work,

  • entdeckte Geheimnis der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen, Das (work by Sprengel)

    Christian Konrad Sprengel: …his observations and thoughts in Das entdeckte Geheimnis der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen (1793; “The Newly Revealed Mystery of Nature in the Structure and Fertilization of Flowers”). When his book was not well received, Sprengel became depressed and did not publish the results of his…

  • Ente Autonomo del Flumendosa (dam, Italy)

    Flumendosa River: The Ente Autonomo del Flumendosa, a dam and irrigation project, was established in 1946 to develop the resources of the Flumendosa River basin.

  • Ente Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian railway)

    Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), largest railway system of Italy. FS operates lines on the mainland and also on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, which are linked to the mainland by train ferries. The Italian railway system was nationalized in 1905. In 1986 its status was changed from a government

  • Ente Katha (autobiography by Das)

    Kamala Das: …and finally in English as My Story (1976). A shockingly intimate work, it came to be regarded as a classic. In later life Das said that parts of the book were fictional.

  • Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (Italian corporation)

    Eni, Italian energy company operating primarily in petroleum, natural gas, and petrochemicals. Established in 1953, it is one of Europe’s largest oil companies in terms of sales. Eni has operations in more than 70 countries. Its headquarters are in Rome. Eni is an outgrowth of Agip (Azienda

  • Ente Nazionale per l’Energia Elettrica (Italian corporation)

    Endesa: …and the Italian energy company Enel. Two years later Enel purchased Acciona’s stake, thereby taking full control of Endesa.

  • Ente Teatrale Italiano (Italian organization)

    Italy: Theatre: …activity in Italy are the Italian Theatre Board (Ente Teatrale Italiano; ETI), the Institute for Italian Drama (Istituto Dramma Italiano; IDI), concerned with promoting Italian repertory, and the National Institute for Ancient Drama (Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico; INDA). In 1990 the government tightened its legislation on eligibility for funding,…

  • Entebbe (Uganda)

    Entebbe, city located in south-central Uganda. Entebbe is situated 21 miles (34 km) south of Kampala, at the end of a peninsula that juts into Lake Victoria. It was founded as a garrison post in 1893 and served as the British administrative centre of Uganda until 1958. Its elevation (3,760 feet

  • Entebbe raid (Israeli-Ugandan history)

    Entebbe raid, (July 3–4, 1976), rescue by an Israeli commando squad of 103 hostages from a French jet airliner hijacked en route from Israel to France. After stopping at Athens, the airliner was hijacked on June 27 by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Red Army

  • entelechy (philosophy)

    Entelechy, (from Greek entelecheia), in philosophy, that which realizes or makes actual what is otherwise merely potential. The concept is intimately connected with Aristotle’s distinction between matter and form, or the potential and the actual. He analyzed each thing into the stuff or elements of

  • entelodont (extinct mammal)

    Entelodont, (family Entelodontidae), any member of the extinct family Entelodontidae, a group of large mammals related to living pigs. Entelodonts were contemporaries of oreodonts, a unique mammalian group thought to be related to camels but sheeplike in appearance. Fossil evidence points to their

  • Entelodontidae (extinct mammal)

    Entelodont, (family Entelodontidae), any member of the extinct family Entelodontidae, a group of large mammals related to living pigs. Entelodonts were contemporaries of oreodonts, a unique mammalian group thought to be related to camels but sheeplike in appearance. Fossil evidence points to their

  • Entemena (king of Lagash)

    Lagash: …engraved silver vase of King Entemena, a successor of Eannatum. Control of Lagash finally fell to Sargon of Akkad (reigned c. 2334–2279 bc), but about 150 years later Lagash enjoyed a revival. It prospered most brilliantly under Gudea, who was probably a governor rather than an independent king and was…

  • Enten Eller: Et Livs Fragment (work by Kierkegaard)

    S?ren Kierkegaard: Stages on life’s way: …one of the essays of Either/Or, the aesthete sees boredom as the root of all evil and is preoccupied with making life interesting; and the famous seducer in the same volume seems less concerned with sex than with the fascinating spectacle of watching himself seduce his victim.

  • entenga (musical instrument)

    African music: Membranophones: …drums is usually rhythmic, the entenga drum chime in Uganda, comprising a set of tuned drums, plays vocally derived melodies.

  • Entente Cordiale (European history)

    Entente Cordiale, (April 8, 1904), Anglo-French agreement that, by settling a number of controversial matters, ended antagonisms between Great Britain and France and paved the way for their diplomatic cooperation against German pressures in the decade preceding World War I (1914–18). The agreement

  • Entente Powers (World War I)

    Allied powers: The major Allied powers in World War I were Great Britain (and the British Empire), France, and the Russian Empire, formally linked by the Treaty of London of September 5, 1914. Other countries that had been, or came to be, allied by treaty to one or more…

  • Entente, Conseil de l’ (French-West African organization)

    Conseil de l’Entente, (French: “Entente Council”), French West African organization founded in 1959 and designed to promote the economic development of the region by raising funds, guaranteeing loans, and encouraging trade and investment. It operates through the Mutual Aid and Loan Guarantee Fund

  • Enter a Free Man (play by Stoppard)

    Tom Stoppard: His first play, A Walk on the Water (1960), was televised in 1963; the stage version, with some additions and the new title Enter a Free Man, reached London in 1968.

  • Enter Laughing (film by Reiner [1967])

    Carl Reiner: Film directing: …debut with the feature film Enter Laughing, an adaptation of his semiautobiographical novel (1958), which had earlier been made into a Broadway play (1963–64). He then worked with Van Dyke on The Comic (1969), an intermittently successful homage to the silent-screen comics. Better was Where’s Poppa? (1970), a daring black…

  • Enter Solly Gold (play by Kops)

    Bernard Kops: …much of his work, including Enter Solly Gold (1961), in which a con artist convinces a Jewish millionaire that he is the Messiah in order to steal his money, the surrealistic drama Ezra (produced 1981), based on the personality of the American poet Ezra Pound, and Dreams of Anne Frank…

  • Enter the Dragon (motion picture [1973])

    Bruce Lee: Lee’s following film, Enter the Dragon (1973), was the first joint venture between Hong Kong- and U.S.-based production companies, and it became a worldwide hit, thrusting Lee into international movie stardom. Tragically, he died six days before the film’s Hong Kong release. The mysterious circumstances of his death…

  • enteral administration (pharmacology)

    drug: Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination: …given by two general methods: enteral and parenteral administration. Enteral administration involves the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines (i.e., the gastrointestinal tract). Methods of administration include oral, sublingual (dissolving the drug under the tongue), and rectal. Parenteral routes, which do not involve the gastrointestinal

  • Entercom Communications (American broadcasting company)

    CBS Corporation: Developments in the late 20th and early 21st centuries: …CBS Radio was acquired by Entercom Communications. Collegiate sports are the centre of the CBS Sports Network. The CW television network, which debuted in 2006, is a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Warner Brothers Entertainment.

  • enteric coating (technology)

    pharmaceutical industry: Modified-release dosage forms: …modified-release dosage form is the enteric coated tablet. Enteric coating prevents irritation of the stomach by the drug and protects the drug from stomach acid. Most modified-release dosage forms are tablets and capsules designed to deliver drug to the circulating blood over an extended time period. A tablet that releases…

  • enteric cytopathic human orphan virus (infectious agent)

    picornavirus: Among the enteroviruses are polioviruses, echoviruses (enteric, cytopathogenic, human, orphan), and Coxsackie viruses. Echoviruses cause fever with rash and meningitis. Coxsackie viruses cause sore throat or fever with chest or abdominal pains. The virus particle lacks an envelope, is spheroidal, measures from 20 to 30 nanometres (nm; 1 nm =…

  • enteric fever (pathology)

    salmonellosis: …of gastrointestinal diseases in humans: enteric fevers (including typhoid and paratyphoid fevers) and gastroenteritis. The latter is caused primarily by S. typhimurium and S. enteritidis; it occurs following ingestion of the bacteria on or in food, in water, or on fingers and other objects. Contamination is mainly from two

  • enteric nerve plexus (physiology)

    Digestive nerve plexus, intricate layers of nervous tissue that control movements in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The mechanics of the nervous system’s regulation of digestive functions is not fully known. Two major nerve centres are involved: the myenteric plexus (Auerbach’s plexus)

  • enteric nervous system (physiology)

    human nervous system: Enteric nervous system: The enteric nervous system is composed of two plexuses, or networks of neurons, embedded in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. The outermost plexus, located between the inner circular and outer longitudinal smooth-muscle layers of the gut, is called the Auerbach, or…

  • enteritis (pathology)

    Enteritis, inflammation of the intestines (especially of the small intestine), caused by irritants, poisons, viral or bacterial infections, or unknown factors. The symptoms are extremely variable but usually include continuous or intermittent diarrhea, occasionally bloody, accompanied by painful

  • enteroaggregative E. coli (bacterium)

    German E. coli outbreak of 2011: E. coli O104:H4: coli (EPEC), enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), and diffusely adherent E. coli (DAEC). The causative EAEC O104:H4 bacterium of the 2011 outbreak was initially described as a strain of EHEC, but subsequent genetic analyses revealed that it was closely related to EAEC; some scientists classified it as a…

  • Enterobacter (bacteria genus)

    Enterobacter, (genus Enterobacter), any of a group of rod-shaped bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Enterobacter are gram-negative bacteria that are classified as facultative anaerobes, which means that they are able to thrive in both aerobic and anaerobic environments. Many species possess

  • Enterobacter aerogenes (bacteria)

    bacteria: Heterotrophic metabolism: Enterobacter aerogenes produces most of the same set of fermentation products, as well as large amounts of 2,3-butylene glycol, which is nonacidic and permits more bacterial growth.

  • Enterobacter cloacae (bacteria)

    Enterobacter: …opportunistic pathogens (disease-causing organisms), including E. cloacae, E. aerogenes, E. gergoviae, and E. agglomerans. Pathogenic Enterobacter can cause any of a variety of conditions, including eye and skin infections, meningitis, bacteremia (bacterial blood infection), pneumonia, and urinary tract infections. In many

  • Enterobius vermicularis (nematode)

    Pinworm, worm belonging to the family Oxyuridae in the order Ascaridida (phylum Nematoda). Pinworms are common human intestinal parasites, especially in children. They are also found in other vertebrates. Male pinworms are 2 to 5 mm (about 0.08 to 0.2 inch) long; females range in length from 8 to

  • enterocele (medical disorder)

    rectocele: …often occurs together with an enterocele, which is a bulge of the small intestine into the vagina. Women with small rectoceles or enteroceles may not feel much distress; a larger and more serious rectocele can cause discomfort and a sagging sensation in the pelvic area and difficulty in emptying the…

  • enteroceptor (anatomy)

    Sir Charles Scott Sherrington: …sound, odour, and tactile stimuli; interoceptive, exemplified by taste receptors; and proprioceptive, or those receptors that detect events occurring in the interior of the organism. He found—especially in his study of the maintenance of posture as a reflex activity—that the muscles’ proprioceptors and their nerve trunks play an important role…

  • enterochromaffin cell (anatomy)

    human digestive system: Serotonin: …amino acid 5-hydroxytrytophan in the enterochromaffin cells (EC) and in other similar cells called enterochromaffin-like cells (ECL). These cells also secrete histamine and kinins, which likewise have important messenger functions in glandular secretions and on blood vessels. Serotonin acts in paracrine fashion. Both EC and ECL cells are widely distributed…

  • enterochromaffin-like cell (anatomy)

    human digestive system: Serotonin: …in other similar cells called enterochromaffin-like cells (ECL). These cells also secrete histamine and kinins, which likewise have important messenger functions in glandular secretions and on blood vessels. Serotonin acts in paracrine fashion. Both EC and ECL cells are widely distributed in the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Enterococcus (bacteria genus)

    human microbiome: The role of the human microbiota: Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, and Neisseria.

  • enterocoelomate (animal)

    Enterocoelomate, any animal in which the mesoderm-lined body cavity (coelom) arises in the embryonic stage as an outpocketing of the developing gut (enteron). This form of development, found in echinoderms (e.g., starfishes, sea urchins) and a few other invertebrate phyla and in chordates (e.g.,

  • enterocolitis (pathology)

    enteritis: Enterocolitis involves the colon as well as the small intestine, and gastroenteritis includes stomach inflammation. Regional enteritis (ileitis, or Crohn disease) is a chronic inflammation that, in its classic form, is confined to the terminal portion of the ileum, the portion of the small intestine…

  • Enteroctopus dofleini (mollusk)

    cephalopod: General features and importance to humans: …feet) have been reported in Octopus dofleini. The shell of the fossil ammonite Pachydiscus seppenradensis from the Cretaceous measures 205 centimetres (6 feet 8 inches) in diameter; it is considered to have been the largest shelled mollusk.

  • enterocyte (biology)

    lactase: …produced by cells known as enterocytes that line the intestinal walls and form the brush border (a chemical barrier through which food must pass to be absorbed). Mutations in the gene that encodes lactase may result in inherited lactase deficiency, which manifests as lactose intolerance, or the inability to digest…

  • enterogastrone (hormone)

    Enterogastrone, a hormone secreted by the duodenal mucosa when fatty food is in the stomach or small intestine; it is also thought to be released when sugars and proteins are in the intestine. Enterogastrone is transported by the bloodstream to the glands and muscles of the stomach, where it

  • enteroglucagon (hormone)

    human digestive system: Intestinal glucagon: Secreted by the L cells in response to the presence of carbohydrate and triglycerides in the small intestine, intestinal glucagon (enteroglucagon) modulates intestinal motility and has a strong trophic influence on mucosal structures.

  • Enterogona (tunicate subclass)

    tunicate: Annotated classification: Subclass Enterogona Gonads unpaired, either within or behind intestinal loop; body may be divided into thorax and abdomen. Order Aplousobranchia Gills simple, unfolded and without longitudinal vessels or bars; digestive tract and genital organs in posterior part of body. Order Phlebobranchia

  • enterohemorrhagic E. coli (bacterium)

    German E. coli outbreak of 2011: E. coli O104:H4: coli (EIEC), enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), and diffusely adherent E. coli (DAEC). The causative EAEC O104:H4 bacterium of the 2011 outbreak was initially described as a strain of EHEC, but subsequent genetic analyses revealed that it was closely related…

  • enterohepatic circulation (physiology)

    lipid: Bile acids: This cyclic process, called the enterohepatic circulation, handles 20 to 30 grams of bile acids per day in human beings. The small fraction that escapes this circulation is lost in the feces. This is the major excretory route for cholesterol (though a smaller fraction is lost through the normal sloughing…

  • enterohepatitis (bird disease)

    Blackhead, acute liver and intestinal disease of turkeys, chickens, and other game birds, caused by the protozoan parasite Histomonas meleagridis that lives in eggs of the nematode Heterakis gallinarum. Chief symptoms are listlessness and sulfur-coloured diarrhea. Blackhead is usually fatal in

  • enterokinase (enzyme)

    Enterokinase, proteolytic enzyme (q.v.), secreted from the duodenal mucosa, that changes the inactive pancreatic secretion trypsinogen into trypsin, one of the enzymes that digest proteins. Enterokinase is believed to be produced by the glands of Brunner in the membrane lining of the duodenum. It

  • enteron (anatomy)

    medusa: …the main body cavity, or enteron, which connects with radial canals extending to the outer rim of the bell. The medusa is a free-swimming form; it moves by rhythmic muscular contractions of the bell, providing a slow propulsive action against the water. The other principal body type of the adult…

  • enteropeptidase (enzyme)

    Enterokinase, proteolytic enzyme (q.v.), secreted from the duodenal mucosa, that changes the inactive pancreatic secretion trypsinogen into trypsin, one of the enzymes that digest proteins. Enterokinase is believed to be produced by the glands of Brunner in the membrane lining of the duodenum. It

  • enteropneust (hemichordate)

    Acorn worm, any of the soft-bodied invertebrates of the class Enteropneusta, phylum Hemichordata. The front end of these animals is shaped like an acorn, hence their common name. The “acorn” consists of a muscular proboscis and a collar that may be used to burrow into soft sand or mud. The animals

  • Enteropneusta (hemichordate)

    Acorn worm, any of the soft-bodied invertebrates of the class Enteropneusta, phylum Hemichordata. The front end of these animals is shaped like an acorn, hence their common name. The “acorn” consists of a muscular proboscis and a collar that may be used to burrow into soft sand or mud. The animals

  • enterotoxemia (disease)

    livestock farming: Diseases: Enterotoxemia, or pulpy kidney, affects lambs at two to six weeks of age, especially those starting on unusually lush or rich feeds. A vaccination is quite effective in preventing this otherwise costly ailment.

  • enterotoxin

    cholera: The cholera bacterium and toxin: …cholera toxin, a type of enterotoxin that affects intestinal cells. Pathogenic organisms in the O1 serogroup have caused the majority of cholera outbreaks and are subdivided into two biotypes: classical and El Tor. These two biotypes each contain two serotypes, called Inaba and Ogawa (some classifications recognize a third serotype,…

  • enterovirus (virus)

    picornavirus: This group includes enteroviruses, which attack the vertebrate intestinal tract and often invade the central nervous system as well; rhinoviruses, which infect the tissues in the vertebrate nose; and the virus agent of foot-and-mouth disease. Among the enteroviruses are polioviruses, echoviruses (enteric, cytopathogenic, human, orphan), and Coxsackie viruses.

  • Enterprise (Alabama, United States)

    Enterprise, city, Coffee county, southeastern Alabama, U.S., about 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Montgomery. It was founded in 1881 by John Henry Carmichael near the community of Drake Eye. In 1882 the post office was moved from Drake Eye to the new community of Enterprise, named at the suggestion

  • Enterprise (steamboat)

    Henry Miller Shreve: …stockholder and skipper of the Enterprise (the second steamboat on the Mississippi), carrying supplies in 1814 for Andrew Jackson’s army and taking part himself in the Battle of New Orleans. In May 1815 the Enterprise with Shreve at the helm became the first steamboat to ascend the Mississippi and Ohio…

  • Enterprise (aircraft carrier)

    Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, launched in 1960 and commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1961. Powered by eight nuclear reactors (two for each of its four propellers), the Enterprise—which displaced about 75,000 tons and had a flight deck of 1,101 by 252 feet (336 by 77

  • Enterprise (fictional starship)

    Gene Roddenberry: …other officers of the starship Enterprise. The 79 aired episodes of the series presented an optimistic view of life in the future as it traced the crew’s mission “to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

  • enterprise

    Business organization, an entity formed for the purpose of carrying on commercial enterprise. Such an organization is predicated on systems of law governing contract and exchange, property rights, and incorporation. Business enterprises customarily take one of three forms: individual

  • enterprise group (Japanese business organization)

    zaibatsu: …into what became known as enterprise groups (kigyō shūdan). Those created with companies that were formerly part of the big zaibatsu—Mitsubishi group, Mitsui group, and Sumitomo group (qq.v.)—were more loosely organized around leading companies or major banks; they differed most significantly from the old, centrally controlled zaibatsu in the informal…

  • enterprise investment (business)

    economic growth: The role of government: The term enterprise investment has been used to describe the kind of capital formation that involves innovations and that by building ahead of demand generates rapid rates of growth of productivity or technical progress. But to get such growth, it has been argued, an economy must be…

  • enterprise resource planning system (information systems)

    information system: Operational support and enterprise systems: …human resources—are integrated into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, the principal kind of enterprise system. ERP systems support the value chain—that is, the entire sequence of activities or processes through which a firm adds value to its products. For example, an individual or another business may submit a custom…

  • enterprise special district (United States government)

    special district: Enterprise special districts include gas, water, and electrical utilities. Rather than taxing all recipients, this type of special district usually charges customers by quantity consumed. Sometimes nonenterprise special districts charge use or service fees, which are minor sources of revenue, such as from rental of…

  • enterprise system (information system)

    information system: Operational support and enterprise systems: …large integrated systems known as enterprise systems. In this case, the information systems that support various functional units—sales and marketing, production, finance, and human resources—are integrated into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, the principal kind of enterprise system. ERP systems support the value chain—that is, the entire sequence of…

  • enterprise unionism (Japanese society)

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